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Okay - I'm getting really caught up in the 'countdown to Deathly Hollows' and am about to do a full series re-read, so it makes sense that I yoink  Alphie's "30 Days of Harry Potter" and have some fun with it.

#1: Discuss how you got into Harry Potter.
Well, it's all down to a combination of my mother and Jim Dale.  Harry Potter didn't really hit my radar until the run-up to the publishing of 'Goblet of Fire'.  I'd heard of the books, and remember thinking 'how are these Boys Own Adventure books with wands on top of the NYTimes bestseller lists?', but never picked one up.  At the time I was still in consulting, and snagged a job that had me taking a 4 hour commute to Central California twice a week, and begged my mother to loan me books on tape.  Her library is HUGE, so rather than go through it all, I asked for a suggestion, and she gave me Book 1, saying I would be amused with it and would enjoy remembering my own days in British school and my many hours spent reading Enid Blyton & the like.  I figured I had nothing to lose, and accepted it.  It took me a while to warm up to the story, but I really enjoyed listening to Jim Dale, so I stuck through it.  It was okay, but I still didn't see the point of the fuss.  Book 2 was a bit better, but still I was not hooked. 

Then she gave me Prisoner of Azkaban, and my fate was sealed.  I *loved* that book. It's still my favorite, and probably always will be... but will save details for the *next* post. 

01. Discuss how you got into Harry Potter.
02. Your favorite book
03. Which house would you be in?
04. Your favorite movie
05. Wizard Rock: discuss
06. Your favorite character(s)
07. Song that reminds you of HP
08. Your favorite ship(s)
09. Fanfiction: discuss
10. Favorite book moment(s)
11. Character you're crushing on
12. Favorite movie scene
13. Least favorite character(s)
14. Moments in the books/movies that made you cry
15. Whatever tickles your fancy
16. How have you participated in the fandom over the years?
17. Your favorite celebs from the movies or fandom
18. If you could change one thing about canon, what would it be?
19. A favorite fanart
20. A favorite quote
21. How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?
22. Your favorite villain
23. Share some HP icons
24. Rant about Steve Kloves something
25. Biggest surprise of the series
26. What aspect of the books has been best translated to film?
27. What aspect of the books has been most poorly translated to film?
28. Hogwarts subject you would most like to take
29. Favorite location
30. Whatever tickles your fancy
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